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KS1/2 Teacher - Part-time

Laddingford CEP School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-3091-107T
  • Posted:08/06/2023
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:1st September 2023
  • App Close Date:21/06/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 28th June


Part time (0.66 - please see hours below)

  • This contract is initally for the Autumn Term, 1st September to 31st December 2023 to support the school during a period of interim headship, with the possibility of extension once the headship recruiment process has been undertaken.
  • 3 days per week (+10% PPA paid) ideally Wednesday - Friday but this could be negotiable
  • 1 day PPA/ECT time in KS1 class (year 1/2)
  • 2 days in KS2 (Year 3/4)

This post would not suit an ECT, it may be an ideal post for someone looking to return to teaching or just wanting to try small school life! Whatever your situation, we'd love to hear from you.

Laddingford is a small, nurturing, village school serving a vibrant community. We have a hard working and highly motivated staff team who regularly go the extra mile to achieve the best possible outcomes for every one of our 80 children. In September 2023, the current headteacher is moving on, however a strong and experienced staff team remains and the interim headship is being covered internally. The school is well equipped for navigating this period of change and we are looking for a great teacher to join our team initially for one term, to cover staff release time.

We are a small and incredibly supportive team where everyone is encouraged to be innovative and try new things. The positivity of the staff team and the culture of the school as a whole is often remarked upon by visitors. This extends to our relationships with parents and members of the wider village community who are highly supportive and actively involved in school life. We acheived a 'Good' Ofsted in March 2023. 

Nurture based practice, including restorative justice approaches to behaviour management, underpin all that we do. I would encourage you to visit the school prior to your application, as well as looking at our Ofsted report, facebook page @LaddingfordCEP and watching the following short film to get a feel for who we are; 



Visits can be arranged by telephoning the school office on 01622 871270.

We look forward to welcoming you to the school.


Laddingford Primary School take the safeguarding of our children very seriously, any job offer is subject to references and DBS clearance. 

Information about the school

Laddingford is a small rural Primary School in easy reach of Barming, Maidstone, Marden, Paddock Wood and Tonbridge.

Welcoming everyone, building foundations, leaving no-one behind

Laddingford St Mary’s is a happy and vibrant school where children and staff are excited about learning. Our aim is for children to leave Laddingford not only with knowledge but also with the skills and disposition needed to be a successful lifelong learner; throughout all lessons we focus on skills such as inquisitiveness, independence and a positive mind-set. As a result our children are excited about their learning, hardworking, focused and confident.

We strive unashamedly for academic excellence for all children in our care, whilst also nurturing and celebrating the wide range of other talents that make them special and unique. I am lucky to lead a fantastic staff team, who are dedicated to their roles and passionate not only about our children’s education but also their holistic development. Our communities happiness and well-being are our number one priority. Our calm and nurturing atmosphere is underpinned by our core Christian values, as a Church of England Primary School we strive to provide children with a sound moral compass which will support them throughout their education and beyond.

At maximum capacity our school is able to educate just 91 children. This means that we truly are one family, we go on whole school trips together and at playtime and lunchtime children socialise happily together across year groups. We currently have 80 children on roll and the class structure is flexible depending on the size of each year group.

Laddingford St Mary’s is a very special place, our school has a warmth and positive buzz that is best experienced firsthand. If you are interested in what we have to offer and think this could be the right school for you, we look forward to hearing from you.

As a school we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people and to this end all staff are subject to DBS checks.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622 871270)

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.